At-Home Facial Peels

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 3 minutes

For anyone looking to improve their skin, exfoliation is a crucial step that might be missing from your beauty routine. As we get older, our skin’s cellular turnover and its natural shedding aspect slow due to genetics and UV damage. When the skin isn’t shedding dead cells, it can appear dull, flaky and dry, and in some cases, you can experience clogged pores and breakouts. Facial peels are an excellent way to help prevent these unpleasant conditions. They work to rejuvenate dull and uneven skin, and enhance your natural, beautiful glow. 

Natural, DIY Facial Peel Guide

Peels are a type of exfoliation that uses enzymes and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) to loosen the glue-like substance that holds the skin cells together (both living and dead cells), allowing the dead cells to slough away through a natural chemical process that takes place within the skin. Facial peels are considered a form of chemical exfoliation and there is a wide range of options available from very gentle over-the-counter treatments up to aggressive medical procedures performed by doctors.

For a truly active yet gentle treatment, try a DIY at-home peel. MyChelle peels are like unstoppable nutrient superheroes, packed with potent blends of special plant-derived skin brighteners and retexturizers that help battle signs of sun damage. Natural, enzyme-rich alpha hydroxy acids smooth the look of wrinkles and leave an invigorating, tingling sensation behind. MyChelle peels are formulated to gently dissolve dry, dead skin cells while increasing cellular turnover deep within your skin.

Find the right MyChelle peel for you based off your skin type:

Combination/Blemish Prone Skin

If your skin is all over the place, try the Incredible Pumpkin Peel loaded with pumpkin pulp, enzymes and antioxidants. Designed to benefit all skin types, this fortifying peel rejuvenates and supports cellular integrity while clearing pores and aiding detoxification. Skin is left feeling incredibly soft, smooth and clean with a renewed healthy glow. This is a great beginner’s peel!

Sun Damage, Hyperpigmentation, Dullness, Dryness

If you’re concerned about hyperpigmentation, sun damage or simply want to brighten your complexion, the Apple Brightening Peel should be your go-to treatment for revivifying the skin. A potent blend of apple fruit skin brighteners and texturizers combat and repair signs of sun damage. Lactic and azelaic acids effectively restore youthful tone, texture and firmness. Plant-derived gallic acid and mulberry bark extract naturally diminish UV-induced discoloration and age-spots.

Wrinkles, Sagging, Aging

Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles using the Fruit Fiesta Peel, perfect for revealing youthful, vibrant, beautiful skin. Potent multi-fruit acids and 7% lactic acid blend smooth the look of wrinkles, leaving skin feeling refreshed and invigorated. You may experience a light tingling sensation with this fantastic treatment. This is MyChelle’s most active exfoliate.

No matter what type of at-home exfoliation treatment you choose to use, follow these tips and tricks:

  • Before trying any new product or form of exfoliation, test-patch the product on your skin, behind the earlobe to reveal if there is a reaction or sensitivity to the product.
  • Exfoliation can make you more sensitive to the sun exposure. Sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 is a must when using any products containing AHAs. Apply sunscreen liberally every day and reapply as needed.
  • Exfoliating is essential to achieve beautiful, glowing skin but over-exfoliating can be harmful. It is possible to exfoliate too much, and your skin will be the first to tell you if you’ve gone too far. It is recommended exfoliating 2-3 times per week.
  • Follow the directions–you never want to leave the product on longer than recommended or apply it to an area it shouldn’t be used.
  • A slight tingling sensation is completely normal but your skin should never feel hot, burning or uncomfortable. Discontinue use immediately if irritation occurs.